To learn the tools, tactics and motives involved in computer and network attacks, and share the lessons learned.


GSoC Mentoring Organization

We are excited to announce that the Honeynet Project has been selected by Google to be a mentoring organization for their annual Google Summer of Code project.  Our team of volunteers is very excited about this and look forward to working with and helping mentor students around the world about honeypot technologies.  To learn more about the different projects you can work with us on, please take a moment to review our IDEAS PAGE.  If you will be submitting an application, your best chance to be selected is to take your tim Read more »

Data Link Security

Buffer overflow, cross site scripting and sql injection have had their share of the spotlight,
I have recently decided to give more attention to layer two issues and share my findings.

Some of the reasons that attracted me to layer two security is that there is a high percentage of  Read more »

Google Summer of Code

We are very excited to announce the Honeynet Project has applied for the Google Summer of Code for 2009. Read more »

Annual Honeynet Workshop

Once a year the Honeynet Project brings together members from around the world for a one week workshop on honeypot research, development and deployments.  This year's event was hosted and sponsored by the International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber-Threats (IMPACT), a public-private alliance against cyber threats.  The event was held in IMPACT's facilities based in Cyberjaya, Malaysia.  Without a doubt, this was our most successful and productive workshop ever.  We had over twenty countries and organizations represented, all dedicat Read more »

Mexican Chapter - Annual Report


The Mexican HP Chapter members are:
Miguel Hernández y López (
Hugo Gonzalez Robledo (


* Capture HP deployment and a nepenthes sensor in several networks.
* Working with different government agencies in Argentina to implement Nepenthes sensors and honeynets Nepenthes within their networks Read more »

UNAM Chapter Blog

UNAM Chapter Status Report has been published.
More details

Speaking Waledac

While it seems to be impossible to say whether waledac is the successor of storm or not, what we can do is take a look at the traffic encryption. They guys over at Shadowserver have already blogged some details about this. We at the Giraffe Chapter investigated waledac's communication protocol further. Here are our results. Read more »

Picviz 0.5 out

The new release 0.5 of Picviz is out. This version comes with real-time mode enabled (and adds the libevent dependency) among other things, such as new properties and variables.

Get it from the usual place.

What is Picviz?

When considering log files for security, usual applications available today
either look for patterns using signature databases or use a behavioral
approach. In both cases, information can be missed. The problem becomes
bigger with systems receiving a massive amount of logs. Read more »

Happy new year to all

Hello all
Wishing you all the best for the new year, and all the best for the honeynet project,
Canadian chapter

Waledac is wishing merry christmas

Waledac is wishing merry christmas
There is a new bot in town. It's called Waledac. The way it is spreading reminds a lot of people of the good old storm botnet: An email is sent containing a "christmas card" in form of the executable "postcard.exe".
Waledac social engineering
A preliminary view on the binary has been given by the Shadowserver guys (Steve Adair).

I had the chance to have a first look at the binary (MD5 ccddda141a19d693ad9cb206f2ae0de9) and want to note down some of my few findings to let the hunt begin. Read more »

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